John Heath-Stubbs

Scope and Content

Correspondence with and relating to English poet John Heath-Stubbs. Topics include: his move from O[xford] U[niversity] P[ress] to Carcanet Press, where he now feels his prime loyalty lies; Schmidt's commitment to him as a priority author; the possibility of publishing a Collected Poems and a volume of prose by Heath-Stubbs; the submission of the manuscript of [Thomas] Gray's [Selected poems, edited by Heath-Stubbs and published by Carcanet in 1981]; Heath-Stubbs's poem 'De Sade', accepted for PN Review [16]; Schmidt's willingness to publish any poetry by Heath-Stubbs in the magazine, even when he has misgivings about individual poems. The file also includes two pieces of correspondence with Donald Bell of the Royal national Institute for the Blind, relating to the publication of a braille edition of Heath-Stubbs's The watchman's flute (Carcanet, 1978).

Heath-Stubbs's letters are typescript with autograph and dated at London W2.